A retired Flight Attendant, Pamela had just started writing her award-winning blog, Portland Firefly, a few months before her March 2009 diagnosis of Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma, a rare type of aggressive ovarian cancer. She was the keynote speaker for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Survivors Luncheon and is a Teal Ambassador for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. A featured speaker on the panel of Survivors Teaching Students through the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwestern Washington, she makes it a priority to attend the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference annually in Washington DC.
“After a year of chemotherapy and 16 months of wearing headscarves, I have learned many ways to cover my head. Hopefully, this instructional book will be a help to those of us who have chemotherapy and its unwanted side effects as an ongoing part of our lives. It is my wish that TIE ONE ON will give you confidence in creating a beautiful way to wear your chemotherapy side effects with flair, grace and confidence.”
A portion of the proceeds from TIE ONE ON goes to support ovarian cancer awareness, education, advocacy and research.
Pamela’s second book, HOW CAN I HAVE OVARIAN CANCER? I DON’T HAVE ANY OVARIES! will be published in 2012. It chronicles her odyssey through the maze of symptoms, diagnosis, chemotherapy, recurrences, and living with a life-draining disease in the hope of helping others through this time in their lives.